The Georgia Tech football team is dealing with injuries on the outside and in response their moving freshman James Graham to wide receiver for 2018.
James Graham may be the future signal caller for Georgia Tech but before he takes over the reigns behind center, he will be playing his first snaps for the Yellow Jackets as a wide receiver. On Thursday, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson announced that the freshman would be moving from quarterback to wide receiver due to injuries that the Jackets are dealing with at wide receiver.
According to Johnson, the Yellow Jackets have two players banged up to the point that they will miss times a Adonicas Sanders and Stephen Dolphus. Combine the injuries as well as Graham’s overall ability and the Jackets simply want to find ways to get Graham the ball even if it means it won’t be at quarterback.
The move should speak volumes on Graham’s potential and what the Yellow Jackets think they have in the Georgia native. Graham is potentially the most talented player on the Jackets offense overall and by finding way to get the ball in his hands, the Jackets can maximize their chances of coming away with a victory.
The wide receiver position isn’t foreign to Graham, as the four-star freshman was considered an athlete coming out of Fitzgerald where he spent time at both quarterback and wide receiver. Prior to flipping to Georgia Tech, Graham was committed to Virginia Tech with that athlete designation and the Hokies were looking at Graham to potentially play wide receiver. But as we all know, Graham ended up flipping to Georgia Tech which brings us to where we are today.
Graham will have the rest of camp to get acclimated to his position change as the Jackets prepare for Alcorn State on September 1st.